leoHR, search & selection division is looking for its client, a reputable multinational company,

R&D Manager - Curtea de Arges

Main Responsibilities:

  • Leads development projects for all R&D teams;
  • Translate group strategy into R&D local strategy;
  • Creates vision for the teams, strategic workforce planning, talent development, succession planning, organizational development (including roles and responsibilities), engagement, communication;
  • Leads and participates in product innovation projects;
  • Continuous improvement through effective processes and tools;
  • Incorporates relevant design expertise and experience in projects in line with Group strategy;
  • Encourages creativity in R&D teams;
  • Actively searches for best-in-class technologies among competitors and develops innovation;
  • Cooperates closely with group partners to assure customer focus and target costing;
  • Coordinates product defining the right allocation of the resources;
  • Establishes and maintains operational budgets for his team personnel and equipment;
  • Supports R&D projects at group level participating in meetings and sharing technical information and "best-practices”;
  • Encourages "best-practice" sharing through the participation and promotion of meetings, knowledge sharing tools and all other initiatives liaising on a world-wide basis;
  • Cooperates with design committee to ensure brand-consistent design of product ranges;
  • Develops employees assigned to his department, ensuring the correct application of tools and policies on training, career path and evaluations and inputs to compensation systems;
  • Applies all relevant group regulations/norms/standards;
  • Participates in global and local meetings;

Required Qualifications:

  • University degree in engineering is required ( mechanical, electrical or electronical field);
  • Experience in mentoring, building high performing R&D teams;
  • Demonstrated capability in initiating and executing change;
  • 10 years’ experience in R&D in industry companies;
  • at least 5 years 'experience in coordinating teams and projects;
  • Demonstrated leadership, strategic capabilities and management experience in technology and/or business;
  • Ability to work in 3D modeling software and finite element analysis;
  • Demonstrated capability in leading others in the development of creative innovations and solutions;
  • Experience in project management;
  • Experience in designing and managing processes;
  • Demonstrated capability to shape and prioritize the technology portfolio in alignment with business strategy;
  • Capability in managing people and complexity in a multinational environment is needed ;
  • Capability to promote team-working and collaboration among the different functions, together with an attitude to measure performances by KPIs is highly appreciated ;
  • Ability to translate industry / market trends into new opportunities and solutions for technology;
  • Capability to promote team-working and collaboration among the different functions, together with an attitude to measure performances by KPIs is highly appreciated ;
  • Strategic thinking, entrepreneurship and encouragement of driving for creative, marketable solutions is highly appreciated ;
  • Drive for excellence is expected ;
  • Fluency in English , German is an advantage;
  • A previous experience in innovation is highly appreciated;
  • Ability to travel approximately 25%;

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years’ experience in multinational company
  • Experience with cross-functional and multi-cultural teams
  • Automotive and / or other production industry with technical expertise

If you are qualified and have interest in this role, please send us your resume by email to  with subject “R&D Manager - Curtea de Arges”. We sincerely appreciate and thank to all applications, however; only suitable candidates will be contacted further.

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